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GUEST ARTICLE: Patera Looking Forward To Ritson Clash

RITSON-PATERA PROMOTION PRESS CONFERENCE CIVIC HALLS,NEWCASTLE PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG EUROPEAN LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE LEWIS RITSON AND FRANCESCO PATERA COME TOGETHER TO ANNOUNCE THEIR FIGHT ON EDDIE HEARNS MATCHROOM PROMOTION AT THE METRO ARENA ON SATURDAY COTBER 13TH 2018

By Kieran Breen

Francesco Patera (19-3-0) will be looking to tear up the script when he takes on Newcastle’s Lewis Ritson (17-0-0) for the EBU European title at the Metro Radio arena on Saturday night. 

The 25-year-old will be fighting in Ritson’s own backyard and will be entering a hostile environment, with thousands of Geordies getting right behind one of their own.

He said, “The atmosphere will be amazing.

“Of course the fans are not on my side but it will be great.

“I won’t block nothing out – I will just embrace it.”

Ritson looks set to be the odds-on favourite with the bookies with his opponent not fancied by many to emerge victorious.

However, Patera will be no stranger to British boxing fans.

He lost a split decision to Birkenhead’s Sean “Masher” Dodd two years ago at the Echo Arena in Liverpool but is looking forward to returning to the UK. 

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Patera trades shots with Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd

“I’m really looking forward to fighting in the UK again because for me it is the place to be right now for boxing.

“The fans are great, the atmosphere is great and there are a lot of good fighters here.”

Patera understands that he will be sharing the ring with a tough competitor in Lewis Ritson, but is alert to the fact that a win on Saturday could see him move on to better things further down the line. 

“I really want to win this fight.

“For me, beating a name like Ritson and winning the EBU title again will put me in bigger fights and that’s what I want.”

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Patera faces off with Ritson

The Belgian is definitely not short of confidence and is already thinking about the potential fights that might come his way should he have his arm raised by the referee on Saturday night.

“After the win, we will see what happens.

“The EBU has obligatory opponents so if I have to defend the title then I will do that.

“If there are bigger fights to get then we will see.”

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